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Kenny Washington Jazz Vocalist Clinic - June 9, 2018

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Kenny Washington Jazz Vocalist Clinic

Saturday June 9th, 2017:

1:00pm - 3:00pm - Jazz Vocalist Clinic

Renowned jazz vocalist Kenny Washington leads an exciting clinic for jazz vocalists of all levels, focusing on pitch (intonation), enunciation of lyrics, timing, and phrasing. 

Kenny is a jazz vocalist virtuoso. Emulating the classic styles of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan and infusing colors of Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, Kenny's free, playful approach, with over a four-octave range is awe inspiring. His tone on ballads is liquid, his scat is so rapid-fire, passionate, melodious and inventive that subsequent saxophone solos often pale, and his intonation is so precise that it becomes noticeable if the piano wasn’t tuned that day. His range seems limitless. With a childhood background singing in gospel, Kenny is at home with the Blues as well as Jazz.